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? >> i cannot believe that we have the president of the united states of america in grand junction, colorado. [applause] we are so proud of you. >> thank you. >> i am a naturalized citizen, and i am proud to be an american. [applause] as a child, i had polio, and i have had 52 surgeries to correct
managed state in america? did you know that under democratic leadership, seven times, we have been named the best they to do business in america ended june known that we have even been named by education week as the state were a child is most likely to have a successful life? [applause] that is what democratic leadership means. we find solutions to everyday issues that everyday people care about. the want to keep that going? [applause] i want to keep it going because i may not be governor in january but i will still be a virginian. what i know now is that we are in some tough times. this has been the most challenging economy that virginia or the nation has faced since the 1930's. i have had to make some painful decisions as governor but i made the decisions i needed to make to keep virginia moving in the right direction. when you're a governor in tough times, you come to appreciate character of people who can make tough decisions and do the right things to put virginia first and i am here to tell you that i will not lose one second of sleep and in fact i will sleep with a big smile on my
senate debate on c-span two. and coming in october on c-span, tour the homes of america's highest court, the supreme court. >> connecticut senatorer christopher dodd announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. this event took place in hartford, connecticut. it's about 10 minutes. >> i'm going to be fine. it's very, very manageable. the good news is i'm going to be back out and doing all the things to do in order to represent my states. thirdly i want to mention something i've talked a lot about over the last several weeks, but not in the context of the news today. as a member of congress, i have a very good health care plan. my health care plan allows me to get paid an annual physical. and because i have an annual physical, i was able to detect this cancer very early. i also then was able to take some time, because it is slow going, over the last six weeks, to talk to people about what's the best course of action to follow. i've developed a knowledge about prostate cancer as a result of reading books and talking to people. the best course of action was recommended to me, and t
, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain, america, america, god shed his grace on thee, and crown-high good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. oh beautiful for heroes pride in liberating strife who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life, america, ameri america, may god till all success be nobleness and every ♪undimmed by human tears ameri america, america god shed his grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪. . [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. hut. ♪ ♪ ♪ . >> a motorcade carrying the casket made its way to arlington national cemetery to the capitol building. he was laid to rest next to his brothers john and robert. this money is half an hour. >> there's a certain fittingness at having a burial at the dying of the day because we know that the sun will come back again tomorr tomorrow. and, as we think of teddy, we know that his new life begins. and as we look at this great family, we
a redundancy. americans for prosperity is like saying swimmers for getting wet. america was built for prosperity. this is the thing people don't remember, a lot of people don't think about. some people just flat out deny. america was built for prosperity. people will tell you that american prosperity was an accident of history and geography. we just happened to land on a continent with a lot of natural resources. we just happened to know how to use them. we just happened to build a country, a mightity arsenal that defended democracy around the world almost a century and it was all an accident. that is absolutely not true. we people. and they talked about rights. and i want to get back to this. i will get back to this. one of the things that i find to be a hair-raising experience, fig ratively speaking, of course is the idea and you hear this from the left and hear it sometimes from people on our side of the aisle, will talk about health care as a right. people have a right to health care. it sounds good. people don't want to see people denied health care. but it is a fundamentally
with the great majority of that funding devoted to iraq and afghanistan. over that period, america's reliance on contractors has grown to unprecedented proportions, to support logistics, security and reconstruction efforts related to those operations. more than 240,000 contract employees, about 80% of them foreign nationals work in iraq and afghanistan at one time to support the department of defense. additional contractor employees support the department of state and the u.s. agency for international development. contractor employees outnumber u.s. military personnel in both theaters. they have a critical mission and according to reports from the military in theater, they are doing an exceptionally good job providing security, transportation, meals, laundry and other services. the questions raised today in no way detract from the overwhelming good opinions of contractors' support for u.s. missions or obscure the fact that nearly 1,400 contract contract employees have died on duty in. the government's concerns about the ability to evaluate the costs of contractor services and provide good ste
in -- accountable. we must and against a subtle but growing tierney of our time. we must take america back. thank you very much. and [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please give a hand to a leader in the conservative movement. the author of "leave us alone", groverno grover norquist. >> after the 2008 election, our friends on the left have some advice for a spread they suggested we move to the left and stop talking about taxes and spending. it was very similar to the advice they give us after goldwater lost in 1964, after watergate in 1974 and in 1992. the other team always cheerfully advises not to be us. they said please stop talking about taxes. this reminds me of the scene late in the movie where the bad guy says to the heroine, put down the gun and we will talk. and the movie goes on for another 25 minutes. they give us this advice because they understand that would strengthen as the center-right movement is our opposition to big government, our support for liberty and desire to have lower taxes and regulation and more freedom. but our coalition holds together because everybody here and e
a lot to his home country of argentina. he served as the chief of the latin america western hemisphere program at the international monetary fund. welcome back to the dialogue. he will start us off, also he has written a paper on mexico, which he sounds a little bit like a pessimist. >> think you very much. in deference to your very strong feelings, the oi will now a power pointpoint. this is a great opportunity. we are extremely knowledgeable. when i used to go on mission to mexico, i was always very interested in my counterpart. it was intellectually challenging, but always a pleasure to visit some diego and how much i could learn. and lisa has been working on these things for a long time. standard and poor's has been the tougher and the most objective of the agencies in dealing with mexico. let me just start by saying, mexico is in its worst economic crisis since 1995. the gdp is expected to fall by about the same percentage as it fell in 1994 and 1995, when i was dealing with it, and where the hair i did not lose up the time turned very great. -- turned very gray. the problems mexi
for an entire year. if we had eliminated the income tax and told every business and every worker in america that you do not have to pay income tax anymore, it could you imagine what kind of rocket fuel that would be for our economy? instead, we're putting solar panels on libraries and things like that that are not want to work. it is amazing because i always say that this is a sad thing to say. one trillion is the new billion. when i first came to washington in the 1980's, we talked about a budget in the millions of dollars. the we have moved from the millions of dollars to the billions of dollars. i think that one of the problems we face is that the numbers are so big that people cannot relate to that. here is something you can do to relate this to your friends and kids. the other day, my friend was asking me how much one trillion dollars was. can anybody tell me about how many zeros there are in a trillion? 12. here's what i told my son. i asked who the best basketball player in the world was and he said bryan james -- hughes said lebron james. i told him that james made $40 million a yea
that you can say that in north america could repel this kind of attack. we do not have that yet. >> there is a lot of talk on this topic on the hill. jim, i think you have been there for quite a bit of it. i know there is a lot of talk about self regulation to some degree. there is a lot of organizations that regulate how they handle their security. is that the right approach? is self regulation a key factor? is that the approach to take for ensuring security across different markets? >> the way i think about this is that the model that we want to take as goldilocks. i will explain why it is a good model. why do european companies do badly? they are overtaxed and overregulated. they do not want to be in the box. at the wrong kinds of regulation are too much regulation and then on the other hand, there is the fate based approach which lets everyone do their own plan. if you want a historical example, you can read a novel called "the stockyards." i have a song from chicago on how you make sausages. so, you have to hot and 2: goldilocks would tell you to go for the one in the middl
this done. this is obviously a tough time in america, a tough time here in montana. just six months ago we were in the middle of the worst recession in our lifetimes. we were losing about 700 jobs each month. economists of all stripes feared a second coming of the great depression. that is why we acted as best as we could to pass a recovery plan to stop the freefall. i want to just beat briefly about the recovery plan because that has our people's view of the health care debate. the recovery plan was divided into three parts. one-third of the money in the revery act went to tax cuts that have already started showing up in the paychecks of about 400,000 working families in montana. 400,000 working families have seen their taxes reduced because of the recovery act. [applause] we also cut taxes for small businesses on the investments that they make in more than 200 montanans small businesses have qualified for new loans backed by the recovery act, including ten businesses right in the boseman area. [applause] another one-third of the money in the recovery act is for emergency relief for folks
and the building. the supreme court, home to america's highest court. the first sunday in october on c-span. >> congressman john fleming and senator john brasso of wyoming, boats physicians, join john vitter. this lasts about an hour, 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you all for being here. well, good afternoon and welcome to our health care reform forum. you know, nancy pelosi may consider you an un-american mob, but i'm delighted to see you here, each and every one of you. the more, the better. i'm also delighted to be joined by four other members of congress. one of my colleagues from the senate and three of our u.s. house members representing different parts of louisiana. so let me introduce them at this time. first of all, john brasso of wyoming was elected in to u.s. senate in 2008 after having been appointed to fill a vacancy in 2007. john is known by many as wyoming's doctor. during 24 yures as an orts pete i can surgeon, he served as president of the wyoming medical society and named physician of the year. he also served as medical director of the wyoming health fairs bringing
on the america's growth national product. we have shown a marked improvement. we have seen signs that the worst may be behind us. we have lost 247,000 jobs in july. that was 200,000 fewer lost than in june. today, we are pointed in the right direction. we are losing jobs at less than half the rate we were when i took office. we pulled the financial system back. rising market and soaring values. we have enabled families to reduce payments on their mortgages, making homes more affordable. we helped provide credit markets. we have rescued our economy, and have begun to build a new foundation for wealth. we did so without any earmarks and pork barrel spending in washington. there's a lot of information about the recovery act. let me repeat what it is and what it is not. one-third of the money is for tax relief going directly to families with small businesses. for americans struggling to pay rising bills. we have put a promise to put a into 9f working families. that began showing up in paychecks about four months ago. >> the last third is dedicated to the investments putting people back to work toda
over america, including colorado. [applause] these are projects improving jails -- improving trelliails. >> we saw old faithful. i had not seen it since i was 11 years old. it is sti going strong. tomorrow we will visit the grand canyon. i recently signed into law and public lands bill that designates the grand canyon as a national conservation area here in colorado. these are national treasures, symbols of how much we owe to those who came before us, and the fact that we are borrowing this earth from those who will follow as. i want to thank ken salazar, because he has been leading the way on these vital issues, especially in the west. as we grapple with enormous challenges like health care, the work of generations past reminds us of our duty to generations yet to come. there is no doubt that the recovery plan is doing what we said it would, putting us on the road to recovery. it is not solving all problems. unemployment is still way too high, but we just saw last week that the jobs picture is beginning to turn. we are starting to see signs that business investment is coming back. but
, the department of defense, and quite frankly for america. many of the lessons that will be learned in the study, where we have combined resources of the department defense, harvard, columbia, the university of michigan, have put together a world-class team that is going to have the army and the marine corps to use to gather data, i think this will unlock some of the mysteries of why this happens with some individuals. i think it will get us out of the speculation of someone who has spent 36 years with troops trying to figure out and look at statistics and determine a cause, to get me out of that business, and into the business of finding the real cause, what works, and what does not. so we can provide for our commanders that which i think will help them in helping prevent suicide. >> have they shared how you might make real-time use of that data as they are developing the study? is that something you have it been able to move forward on? >> they realize this is not business as usual. we are into this and we're not going to wait for results of the study, and the castle institute of health unders
on c-span, tour the homes to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> join the conversation on civil rights and race relations with juan williams lives sunday at noon eastern on c-span2. >> friday, the gross domestic product report was released. president obama talks about the steps his administration has taken to revive the economy. he is followed by the south dakota senator who compares health care proposals. >> i would like to talk to about a subject on a rich but its mind. that is the state of our economy. we received a report on our gross domestic product, a measure of our overall economic performance. the report showed that in the first few months of this year, the recession we faced when i took office was deeper than anyone thought. it told us how close we were to the edge. it revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done better than expected. many suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken have helped put the brakes on this recession. we took action to st
on obesity in america. after that, i.e. hearing on the safety of ready-to-eat products. now, a form an improving u.s. relations in the arab world. hosted by the new america foundation here in washington. >> i want to say a special greeting to all our watchers live on the seas and an offer to those watching this broadcast over do -- over the website. before you even get into the question of el to zero altri 0 e of these phenomenons that you have seen it emerged in a rapid amount of time. i was recently in athens, greece, and uc them everywhere. he began to notice that a lot of governments were uncomfortable ofal jazeera. to some degree, i do think it is the role of think tanks and provocateurs to bite the hand that feeds them. you have to walk off balance. i have been fascinated and impressed with al jazeera. he is the managing director of the al jazeera network, head of the baghdad bureau. there was a controversy at one point where george bush, in a discussion with tony blair allegedly talked about bombing al jazeera's office. i wrote what about about it -- i wrote quite a bit about
almost said america's but i thought that might be a flag word. continuing looking back and pulling the -- it will teach people never to play to the edge. i know and incapable of doing it but i don't think so. -- i know i am capable of doing it. we need this work force to be vigorous and active. no matter how narrowly defined this look back might be, it will start pulling threads and you will have a significant number of agency folks being pulled through this process to no good. the article is about the release next monday of the 2004 report. i make the point that one agency contractor was prosecuted and convicted for his treatment of a detainee death. nobody on the north bank of the potomac reviewed the report and concluded that no further prosecutions were indicated. after that was done, we took disciplinary action. one final point is that that report has been on the hill since 2004. since 2004 to the senior members of the committee since 2006. why would this report prompt us to have a special prosecutor or any other kind of activity? i think it is unfair to the people who did wha
investment of infrastructure in america since eisenhower build the interstate highway system back in the 1950's. these are jobs rebuilding america, operating roads and bridges, renovating schools, and hospitals. as we put an end to this recession, we have to consider what comes next. we need help -- health insurance reform that brings down costs, provide more security for people who have insurance and affordable options for those who do not. we need to provide incentives to will -- that will bring new energy sources for our industries. that is where the jobs of the future is, and that is a race america must win. we have a lot further to go. we will not have a true recovery as long as we are losing jobs, and we will not rest until every american that is looking for work can find a job. i have no doubt that we can make these changes. change is hard appeared especially in washington. we have a steep mountain to climb, we started in a deep valley. i trust the american people been there commitment to one another and courage to face adversity. we have seen already that strength of character over th
, rome, jerusalem london and philadelphia shaped america. "days gone by,"william f. buckley jr.. this is a beautifully written biography. "ethnic america," our foremost black intellectual examine some of the ethnic groups, jewish, irish, african american that make up america and suggest why some have had a greater impact than others. let me be clear about one thing. a book is a book, is a book. not a snippet or a scrap or a fragment. a book contains thousands of words, hundreds of pages which permit the author to develop freely his ideas and his arguments or his characters in a novel. a book does not have to be printed on paper, the success of audio books prove that. i would also like to talk about the kindle. it is about the size of a book. it weighs less than 1 lb. and it can hold more than 200 books, and offers access to several hundred thousand titles at about $10 a pop. i must confess, i prefer the printed book. there is something tactile and titillating about holding a book in your hands, like holding your wife in your arms. successful reading according to georgetown univ
up with this. what i find very disturbing is, especially fox news, of course, they just say america doesn't want this, america doesn't want this. i'm an african-american, i'm well-educated, i have master's degree, i have lost my job, i have lost my health care. and i'm currently experiencing some health care issues, i don't want anything for free. i don't want to just live off of anyone else's taxes. what i find disturbing is they keep saying america doesn't want to look at this. when i look at town halls, i don't see me or a lot of people that represent me. it is unfortunate, these people are just so mad about president obama, and it shows how, really, republicans -- i'm just going to say republicans really feel about everyone else, other than themselves. and what i want to say is to people out there, there are other perspectives, it is not just about them. everybody doesn't just want to live off the system and get free health care. and president obama is the one president, he just has a heart and cares about everybody. the way that these michelle martins and glenn becks are trying
in america look at one another. how blacks look at whites, how gays looked straight, house traits lookit days. -- house streets look at today's -- how straights look at gays. and how we look at ourselves. when you were with him, you had to measure yourself against him. it always requires you to be larger than you were inclined to be. his death was not unlike his life. as we all know. overcoming pain and loss with a sense of dignity and pride that is amazing. he met his death in the same grave, generous terms that he lived his life. they could've been thinking about your father when he wrote, the will the fis fear when duty throws the gauntlet down the fate, when scorn compromises with death. this is heroism. your father was a historic figure. he was a heroic figure beyond that. i will remember and celebrate his life every single time i see a young, adolescent kids coping rather than cowering about having to make a decision about his sexuality. i will celebrate your father ever single time i see my granddaughter stand up to those boys and smack something over the second baseman's head. i will
america, you spread the risks and the chance of each of those getting hit is not going to happen. and the time to sell it is after a storm. that's a great question and that's the difference. >> [inaudible]. >> the health care bill as projected even with the changes that a couple of gals were able to get out of it, would cost the nation $900 billion new tax dollars or debt. and we don't have ta -- that kind of money. mayor, would you like to introduce the city council to the folks here? come on. >> yes, we will start to my left, is mr. tommy hightower, ward clyde, and county supervisor, mr. harris. and houston cunningham, our at-large member. shirley chambers, ward four. yes, mrs. ruby hills, ward two. and shuwardbradford. >> yes, you have a question. >> my question is that we spend billions of dollars on health care and spend billions of dollars on a war that we shouldn't have been in. [applause] >> again, i don't know if you heard it, the question is what is the difference between that and the war. and it's a very fair question and they both are expensive. the fact of the matt
-span. >> this fall, enter the home to america's highest court from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices. the supreme court, come in the first sunday in october. >> how is c-span funded? >> the u.s. government. " i don't know. i think some of it is government raised. >> it is not public funding. >> probably donations. >> i want to say for me, for my tax dollars. >> alice c-span funded? -- how is c-span funded? -- in-line tuesday, president barack obama will welcome president mubarak of egypt to the white house. it is his first trip to washington in five years. as a tribute, the discuss the arab-israeli peace process. hosted by the middle east institute, this is just over one hour. >> it gives me great pleasure to welcome our speaker to be discussing the arab-israeli peace process and the steps that need to be taken to achieve a comprehensive peace. i first that our speaker back in 2001 when i was reporting for npr and i would go to egypt. much to my pleasure, he gives great sound bite switches 30 seconds of great content. that is a wonderful treat for a radio journal
in america should go broke because of an illness. in the end, the debate about health insurance reform boils down to a choice between two approaches. the first is almost guaranteed to double health care costs of the next decade, leave millions more americans without insurance, leave those with insurance vulnerable to arbitrary denials of coverage, and bankrupt state and federal governments. that is the status quo. that is the health care system we have right now. so we can either continue this approach, or we can choose another, one that will protect people against unfair insurance practices, provide quality, affordable insurance to every american, and bring down rising costs that are swamping families, businesses, and our budgets. that is the health care system we can bring about with reform. there are those who are focused on the so-called politics of health care, trying to exploit differences or concerns for political gain. that is to be expected. that is washington. but let's never forget that this is not about politics. this is about people's lives, about people's businesses. this is ab
to america's highest court. >> coming up next, live, washington journal will take your calls. >> on today's program, we'll talk about the rise in unemployment fileings talking about the
in china could cause an enormous consequences in what we eat in america. we are increasingly dependent on food coming from other places. one-third of all the apple juice products come from china. i think we have to be aware that disasters are no longer rooted in our local environment, but they come from other places. -- the failure to maintain the power system led to the interruption of the entire northeast. more and more of public life -- it can have serious and widespread consequences on the entire nation. let me point out that this is in disagreement with the speaker from fema who basically talked about in this only in the context of communities. while the impact of catastrophes will be held at the federal and state level, the impacts are more devastating at the community level. it must be designed to calibrate and returned to self- sufficiency. this is a terrific point of view, but it may not be appropriate for the 21st century. you may remember that he said that the key challenge would be to return to normalcy. i want to point out that this is the greatest myth. we have learned fr
of america. we know she is incredibly well- qualified richie has more federal judiciary experience than any nominee for the past 100 years. that is something that is remarkable. i do think it is worth remembering what it was like to be a nominee for this court as a woman, even just a few years ago. it is worth remembering that one justice o'connor graduated from law school, the only offer she got from law firms were for a legal secretary positions. justice o'connor, graduated third in her class, saw her accomplishment reduced to one question," can she type?" the dean of the law school actually demanded that she justify what she deserved a seat that could have gone to a man. she was passed over for a prestigious part of despite her impressive credentials. nonetheless, both of these women persevered and they certainly prevail. ed. people sought to deny them opportunity. the women who came before judge sonia sotomayor, all those women judges, helped blaze the trail. although judge sonia sotomayor's record stands on its armed, mr. president, she is also standing on those of women's shoulders. >
, enter the home of america's highest court to the grand places, to those only accessible to the nine justices. >> our health care town hall coverage begins with north carolina representative patrick mchenry. shortly after his remarks he takes questions from constituents. law makers across the country are holding similar meetings this month. this is about two hours. >> thank you all for coming out tonight. it's always great to be home. i represent ten counties across western north carolina, but this is where i'm from. this is where i was raised. so it's good to be at home. and i'm glad you all came out tonight. last year we had a town haul meeting and we had 19 people show up. and so you and the first two rows would cover it all. i try to keep in constant contact about what's happening in washington and what i'm doing. and so town halls seem to me to be a great way to get this exchange of ideas. and that's really, after all, what this is all about. isn't it? ideas and the kind of government that we're going to have. and so tonight i appreciate you all coming out. and i've got a few is
america and ourselves so that our private information stays private but there are people who need to know or private information and one of them is the health care professional taking care of you. this is a great question for unfortunately, there is no perfect answer. i'm sorry to leave on that kind of a note. let me thank you again. i have enjoyed this. [applause] >> let me conclude by thanking all of you. this is important. as with every major, transformative struggle that our economy has gone through, whether such security of the 1930's, whether it was the civil-rights struggle of the 1960's, this should be difficult because it is important and it affects everyone and we are certainly not going to get right unless we hear from all sides. i thank you all for coming, thank you for participating. it was helpful and it was really helpful to meet. thank you. . >> it would be helpful if we had another plan to compare it with. you're absolutely right. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> thank you. thank you for coming to this. >> [unintelligible] >> thank you, sir. >> thank you for coming out
in america's justice system by keeping a place like guantanamo open and creating things like military commissions. we don't need it and it's causing us far more damage than any good we can get for it. so we can repair the image of military commissions to the point where we can say to the world with credibility that we are now operating under established standards of justice and jurisprudence? and that it is clearly a different approach than has been used in the past? >> yes. the president believes we can. the administration believes we can. obviously the president had concerns about the military commissions act, the prior system or the existing system of military commissions. the initial action there was to take five important rules changes that he could do without legislation. and those have been made. i can go over them if you want. mr. johnson knows them even better. they were important. they dealt with things like hearsay, choice of counsel and that sort of thing and the admissibility of confessions. the next step is the bill that is now pending in congress, reported out by the se
communist countries? why don't we give america back to america? >> well, i tell you, i'm not one that wants my healthcare shipped overseas. i'm not one that -- i want to make sure that the drugs that i'm taking are safe and are -- they're the drugs that my doctor believes he has prescribed for me and that they are the medication that i need. you're talking about a bigger picture, which is keeping it local, bringing it home an supporting americans. that's a tough one to argue against. >> there are a number of questions having to do with providers with the shortage of physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and other providers. is there anything in the proposals that discusses that? >> well, in both the senate bill and the house bill as well, there is a recognition that we do have a shortage of providers and particularly in the priel airy primary care area, and there is a ways that we can insent individuals to go into the practice, whether it is payment of student loans, so that they can be encouraged to come back. we need to do more to get more providers, and again, it's not j
america. i want americans to know that. there are people in this cabinet making huge sacrifices because they believe in america, the president, the agenda, and we are a team. >>, six months into it -- ray lahood, six months into his job with the transportation department. let me begin with duke. the editorial saying -- >> this is pretty novel. the only other attempt was in germany were there was a short- term spike in car sales but then there was a drop next quarter. all it did was move people up who were going to buy cars anyways as opposed to stimulating new demand. they are selling a whole lot of cars, but i think it remains whether or not this is doing anything more than taking car purchases from later in the year. >> ken thomas, what came out of today's conversation? >> i think it is clear that they have leverage and they can tell the congress if they do not approve the additional $2 billion they will have to suspend a popular program. it is playing in peoria and a lot of places and the congress will be pressured. >> it should not be taken for granted that the senate will act -- as
, countrywide was soldo bank of america. the ability we had to affect countrywide in that time was very limited. >> i have another question. this relates to the point mr. bowman just made. as you said, 54 of the 69 banks that failed this year are state- chartered banks. i guess it is a historical anomaly why the fed supervises state chartered banks and mr. dugan supervises federally chartered banks -- when i first get to the banking committee in 1981, i didn't understand it. it just happened. let me ask mr. tarullo , most of the failed banks were not regulated by the supervisor or by ots. explain to me and this bair can answer as well. explain to me why the fdic and the fed should keep state- chartered supervision, particularly if we're giving the fed more responsibilities and other areas. if you think those functions should be kept apart, from the proposed national bank supervisor, why shouldn't at the very least merge fdic and the fed supervision of this state chartered bank? >> can i ask the panel to try to answer quickly? >> i will ask unanimous consent that each panelist be asked to answer
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record. so i >> in a moment on "america and the courts," or view of the supreme court term. after that, a news conference on health care legislation with a group of anti-abortion activists. and later, a discussion on the role of states and emergency management. ♪ ♪ this is c-span's "america and the court's." next, a stanford university law professor will review important cases from the recent supreme court term. she spoke in monterey, calif. last month. >> thank you judge fisher, and good morning, ladies and gentlemen. it is an enormous honor and privilege to be here at the ninth circuit with some many friends and admired colleagues. my task is to talk about the last term the supreme court. i thought we would get the morning started with fleeting excellence. i do not just mean what you said on the golf course the other day. although that is not just a joke. justice stevens, in his concurrence -- his dissent in the decision in fcc versus fox says broadcast and expletives, according to the fcc, in violation of fcc broadcast policy, are not always in the center -- in decent. as he sai
for a better, more just america, never die. i love you, dad. and you will always live in my heart forever. [applause] >> your emmens, vicky, carea, edward, patrick, currin, carol line, members of the kennedy family, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens. today we say good-bye to the youngest child of rose and joseph kennedy. the world will long remember their son edward as the heir to a waiting legacy. a champion for those who had none. the soul of the democratic party. the lion of the united states senate. the man who graces nearly 1,000 laws, who pened more than 300 laws himself. but those of us who loved him and ache with his passing know ted kennedy by the other titles he held. father, brother, husband, grand father, uncle teddy, or, as he was often known to his younger nieces and nephews, the grand form auge, or the big cheese. i, like so many others in the city where he worked for nearly half a century, knew him as a colleague, a mentor, and above all as a friend. ted kennedy was the baby of the family who became its pate remark. the restless dreamer who became its rock. he was
. >> how is c-span funded? 30 years ago, america's cable companies created c-span as a public service -- a private business initiative. no government mandate. no government money. >> a discussion now on the sea-based component of the u.s. missile defense system called aegis ballistic missile defense. this comes a few days after the military reported a successful test of the system designed to destroy short and midrange missiles in flight. the george c. marshall institute in washington is the host of the event. it's about 15 minutes. >> a nonprofit public policy research institution here in washington, d.c. that explores science and technology issues and brings -- and hosts -- brings together groups like this and hosts forums to talk about issues where science and technology impact major public policy, of which missile defense has been a priority over our 25 years. public opinion polls and surveys of public attitude over the years show a consistent theme. the public wants and thinks that it has ballistic missile defense and they want that and are growing to believe that the threats to
is it the secondity? in the beginning of the 19th century, the second city in america, in the west, access to the west was saint louis. saint louis was located on the western side of the mississippi river. the rail lines to the east coast market were located on the eastern side of the mississippi river. the city fathers of saint louis refused to build a real road bridge across the mississippi, so that the network of the day could connect with the source with the market. the city fathers of chicago, at exactly the same time, illegally built a railroad to connect with a new line coming out from the east. and beit 1861, there were a hundred 60 trains and out a day in chicago and saint louis was arguing about whether they should build a bridge. distributed broadband ip is the greatest change to how we connect since steam on steel. you think is a economic growth? i say look at history. look at the history of in the last network revolution that we're talking about the network revolution that will build tomorrow. but i think one of the other lessons of history is that build it and they will come. exists only
the experiment of america to the next generation, to the children, which was literally, was going to be a very tough moment for the family. as she contemplated that, she said that she leaves the unfolding of a drama. i leave to posterity, to reflect upon times past and i will leave them characters to contemplate. she was certainly one of those characters we should continue to contemplate. thank you. [applause] >> good afternoon. it is a pleasure and privilege to speak to to buy favre populations, teachers and lovers of this place. i would like to thank sali for introduction, her very well researched introduction. i would like to thank her, but now i know why i never get invited to monticello. there is a mystery solved. i am here to talk about dolley madison in times of challenge in crisis. dolly madison continued and built upon the work of martha washington and abigail adams. their mission was to put into practice the abstract theories of governance designed by the men of the founding generation, to translate the theories behind the constitution into real life. the american revolution ushered
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